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Meaning of CHRISTENDOM

Pronunciation:  'krisundum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history; "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"
 

CHRISTENDOM is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Christianity
 
 See Also: body, Christian church, church

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chris"ten*dom\, n. [AS. cristend?m; cristen a
Christian + -dom.]
1. The profession of faith in Christ by baptism; hence, the
   Christian religion, or the adoption of it. [Obs.] --Shak.

2. The name received at baptism; or, more generally, any name
   or appelation. [Obs.]

         Pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms. --Shak.

3. That portion of the world in which Christianity prevails,
   or which is governed under Christian institutions, in
   distinction from heathen or Mohammedan lands.

         The Arian doctrine which then divided Christendom.
                                               --Milton

         A wide and still widening Christendom. --Coleridge.

4. The whole body of Christians. --Hooker.

 

 

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